Food Service

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Dear Parents/Guardians:

On August 31, 2020, the Federal government announced free breakfast and lunch for all students in all districts across the nation until June 30, 2021. This waiver has been extended until June 30, 2022. All students in the Dryden Central School District are able to receive free breakfast and lunch during the 2021-22 school year. All students opting for a free breakfast or lunch must take the full meal each time. Any lunch items purchased à la carte, including milk only purchases, are not covered under the waiver and must be purchased. This also includes snacks, bottled water and ice cream.
We are asking families to continue to submit applications to the Dryden School food service department, even though free meals will be offered through the 2021-22 school year, for the following reasons:
    You can complete the free and reduced meal application at this link


    Megan Munson
    Director of Food Service

     Megan Munson  School Lunch Specialist  ext. 4206
     Nikki Tinker  Office Clerk  ext. 4205
     Maureen Murphy-Sims  Dryden Elementary Kitchen  ext. 1457
     Sara Lindsay   Middle/High School Kitchen  ext. 4223
     Sheila Abbey  Freeville Kitchen  ext. 7231
     Linda McMullen  Cassavant Kitchen  ext. 6225


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